Capitals, SANA- The French Foreign Ministry condemned the terrorist bombings that hit Bab al-Saghir area in Damascus city and led to the death and injury of tens of people.
“There is more than ever urgency to ensure that ceasefire is respected in Syria,” the Ministry said in a statement.
On Saturday, two terrorist bombings hit Bab al-Saghir in Bab Mousalla area in Damascus city, leaving 40 people dead and over 120 others injured. Interior Minister Mag. Gen. Mohammad al-Shaar said the attack targeted visitors of different Arab nationalities in Bab al-Saghir area.
Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the heinous and shameful terrorist attacks hit Damascus Saturday, claiming the lives of 40 civilians and injuring scores.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said in a statement on Saturday that indiscriminate assassinations, carnage and spilling the blood of innocent people, including women and children, are the last resort of the desperate and miserable terrorists who have lost their control more than ever following their repeated failures in different fields.
Terrorists and their overt and covert supporters know well that they are on the threshold of more failures and on the verge of ruin and undoubtedly full collapse, Qassemi stated.
In turn, Algeria vehemently condemned the double terrorist attack perpetrated against innocent civilians.
“We vigorously condemn the double terrorist attack perpetrated Saturday in the Syrian capital Damascus against innocent citizens from various Arab countries which caused the loss of several human lives and in which many people were injured,” said the spokesperson of the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abdelaziz Benali Cherif.
“In this tragic circumstance, we reiterate our natural solidarity with the Syrian people and government and with the peoples and governments of the other brotherly countries affected by this heinous act,” he added in that statement.
For his part, Ambassador Anwar Abdul-Hadi, the director of the Political Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) condemned the “cowardly” act which took place in Bab al-Saghir area in Damascus and claimed the lives of innocent people who were visiting religious sites.
The Ambassador considered this act as a service to Israel and that it came as a response to the Syrian Arab Army’s victories against terrorism.
Meanwhile, the National Union of Syrian Students in Hungary, “For Syria” Forum and the Syrian community in Hungary also denounced the bombing attacks in Damascus.
The bombings were also condemned by the Arab Socialist Union Party of Syria (ASU) and the Arabic Democratic Unionist Party.
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